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Residential Timber Frame Park Homes Lake District

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As ever, Log Cabins LV moves forward, and today we just signed a deal for 50 residential timber frame buildings for a New Park Home, Park, in the Lake District, which we are obviously very excited about!

Photos of our new very contemporary modern highly insulated timber frame 2 bed, 3 bed and 4 bed will soon be published.

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There are so many companies offering residential log cabins, which in all honesty are about as residential as a 3m x 3m garden shed.

When speaking to any company regarding a residential log cabin or timber frame, please make sure that it comes either to the standard of the mobile home act the BS 3632, (the new BS3632 2016) ruling, or to full building regulations, anything else is just a simple, non-residential building-cabin, timber build.

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Log Cabins LV is without doubt the best design house of Log Cabins and Timber Buildings in the industry; we design super iconic, workable, eco, affordable buildings, that have quality at their core.

 

Our manufacturing departments are not just the best, but the very best of the best, and with our designs, and their talent, we are able to offer the market, amazing designs, at affordable pricing.

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We have been designing cabins and supplying them to our dealer network for more than 16 years, and we still have a few dealers that started with us those many years ago, and this is where our strength lays, keeping core high quality dealerships around the UK, Europe with companies that are solely into selling Timber Buildings.

 

What we have found is that if a dealer sells other products, be it timber supplies, or lawn mowers, nail guns or paint, they sadly seem to only give half their attention to selling cabins, and when you are selling a log cabin, you must give it your full attention, and this is where problems arise.

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residential timber frame insulated buildings

Mistakes happen, and when mistakes happen, rightly, customers complain and they obviously call us, as they picked the LV brand, and it is we who must calm the waters between dealer and customer.

 

As a company and not many would actually admit to this, we make mistakes, but we try as quickly as possible to put it right. And as the leading company in design and highest quality manufacturing

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residential timber frame insulated buildings

So to stop this, we sadly as I said asked a few of our dealers that are not solely in the Timber Building industry to please remove our trade mark- ranges and wished them a great future. Some were understanding, others, well,,, were not!

 

We think this was proper and correct. The customer comes first, not profit!

 

And if people want to say nasty stuff about LV then it’s their right to express their inner anger, we are all for it, but we are more in tuned to customer service and keeping prices low and the quality of the workmanship high, than caring about disgruntled ex dealers.

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residential timber frame insulated buildings

Our reshuffle of dealers have seen our sales sore, but what we have seen is a happier end customer, better built log cabins and lower pricing.

In addition, what we have noticed is a complete stop of phone calls of customers complaining about dealers.

If you are looking for a company that really puts the customer first, please send us an email or give us a call!

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Passive Park Homes from logcabins.lv

 

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We are so pleased to announce the opening of our unique highly insulated passive Park Home in Poole in Dorset shortly!

If you are looking for a Park Home that has all the bells and whistles, that is unlike any other Park home in the UK, then ours is that Park Home- Mobile Unit, Holiday Lodge you have been searching for.

We call this model the 500, due to the wall thickness of 500mm, yes half a meters of graded timber, space age insulation material, Siberian larch cladding and triple glazed windows and doors, this is not just a timber frame building stuffed with insulation, OH! No, it’s a lot more than that, it’s a Park Home that will cost about £80 a year to heat, Yes!! £80 pounds!!!

Our New Passive Park Home is packed full of all the latest heating equipment, we at Logcabins.lv say No to Gas, and yes to Air Source Heat Pumps, under floor heating, Air Recuperation Systems, and so very much more.

Our Passive Park Home is manufactured by skilled carpenters, and as we are full time house manufacturer, you know that your Mobile Home, Holiday Lodge, Park Home will be manufactured by a very highly skilled workforce.

Unlike most Park Home manufactures that build under the lower build regulation BS 3632, we build our Park Homes to UK full building regulation, and in our Passive model we build to a spec way and above UK build regulations that will not be required for at least 50 years, making it unique yet still very affordable.

All bespoke designs welcome.

Please send us an email for further information.

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Park Homes and Timber Frame Holiday Lodges

 

Quality Holiday Lodges

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Over many, many Years Domestic type Park Homes, Caravans, Mobile Units Holiday Lodges have changed very little; sadly, they are still manufactured to a specification that is quite honestly laughable, and can deprecate as much as £7.500 a year!

When looking to purchase a Park Home, or a Holiday Home, maybe a Mobile Home or a holiday Lodge to put on your farm, or free hold, you need to think twice before purchasing anything that is built- manufactured to the BS3632 – 2005.

What is almost criminal is the way that these units are sold, the word Home is used too frequently in sales material of companies who sell these inadequate piles of garbage. They are not a home from home, your house increases in value, your Park Home built under the BS 3632 does not.

Structural Timbers is another word used a lot in their sales material. Yet, any mention of what graded material is used in the manufacturing is missing from their literature!

In addition, the sentence, We will Build your Dreams, should be replaced with, we will fleece you for everything you have and more!

 Your Park Home should be an investment, it should be your Home, and there is no law that states your Park Home cannot be manufactured to the UK building regulations. The only reason why they don’t is profit!

So why do companies that manufacture park homes use chipboard, plywood, and PVCu windows and door? Why is the unit build quality so bad!

Its quite simple really, they want repeat business, so they manufacture absolute garbage that lasts 10 years and then needs replacing.

I know many companies will refute this, but it’s so simple to find the truth on value of second hand Park Homes, its called ebay!

We searched and noticed that at least 99.9% of park homes loose the value of 80% of their worth in the first 7-9 years!

A quality long lasting park home – lodge needs the ingredients of quality timber, quality insulation, built by a skilled workforce that manufactures not just park homes but houses, hotels, schools and all manner of other type timber constructions.

And what materials you use in the process of the build is so incredibly important.

The UK has a shortage of timber, most forests have long gone, and the UK imports nearly 87% of all its timber from abroad! This means that after the timber has been delivered to the Park Home manufactures based in the UK. It’s costly and normally the grade is not just below par, its awful, and expensive, compared to what LogCabins.LV use.

C24 graded FSC 45m x 195m timber frame work (stud work) in the UK is near on impossible to find, also graded 45m x 145m graded timber also is very hard to find, as most companies use in the Park Home industry 73mm x 36mm frame work, stud work! Which is half of what should be used to give the Park Home strength and longevity.

Also there are many types of insulation, because every Park Home-Mobile Home- Holiday Lodge from logcabins.lv is in reality a bespoke, we look at your budget and our full time architects will give you the best specification to meet your budget.

Below is a normal specification for our Park Homes, Holiday Lodges. This specification is way past anything on offer in the UK. All timber is graded, C24.

 

 

Exterior walls:

  • Horizontal spruce panel 20x140mm – undercoated once and painted twice – already made panels;
  • Vertical battens 20x45mm c/c600 for air gap – already made panels;
  • Gypsum plate 9.5mm as wind barrier – already made panels;
  • Anti-wind film – already made panels;
  • Segments of wooden framework 45x195mm c/c600 – already made panels;
  • KNAUF insulation 200mm – in free lengths;
  • Plastic film 0.2mm – in free lengths;
  • Battens 45x45mm c/c600 for cables and pipes – in free lengths;
  • KNAUF insulation 50mm – in free lengths;
  • 5mm gypsum plate – in free lengths.

 

Inside walls:

  • 5mm gypsum plate – in free lengths;
  • Segments of wooden framework 45x95mm c/c600 and for bearing walls 45x145mm c/c600 – already made panels;
  • KNAUF insulation 100/150mm – in free lengths;
  • 5mm gypsum plate – in free lengths.

 

Ceiling between second floor and cold loft:

  • Horizontal stringers 45x195mm c/c600 – in free lengths;
  • KNAUF insulation 300 mm – in free lengths;
  • Plastic film 0.2mm – in free lengths;
  • Battens 45x45mm c/c400 for pipes and cables – in free lengths;
  • KNAUF insulation 50mm – in free lengths;
  • 5mm gypsum plate – in free lengths.

 

 

 

 

Roof:

  • Final roof cover – not included, supplied by the Client;
  • Battens 45x45mm c/c600 across rafters for final roof cover – in free lengths;
  • Battens 45x45mm c/c600 along roof rafters for air gap – in free lengths;
  • Diffusion film Tyvec Pro – in rolls;
  • Roof trusses c/c600 – in free lengths;

 

 

Windows and doors:

  • Windows : wooden frame windows with triple glass package, Scandinavian-type (opening outside, with handles or hooks), painted white.
  • Outside doors : simple wooden entrance doors with insulated plate (glass package window can be included) with 3-plug locks and handles, impregnated, primed and painted white.
  • Wooden inside doors: made glued pinewood with impregnated MDF fillings, with simple locks (without handles), primed and painted white.
  • Inside inlets for the windows (Furinger): made of impregnated MDF, painted white.

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Highly Insulated Timber Frame Housing

As one of the largest timber frame house suppliers in Norway, we are often asked to manufacture highly insulted timber frame buildings for the northern most part of the country. Norwegians are very much into keeping the landscape looking natural and designing their properties to blend into the countryside.

Norway has one of the highest build regulation standards in the world. TEK 10.

Three times that of the UK and most of Europe.

Insulation values are a major part of this high standard, but also on par with insulation is build quality. Visual Graded CE KD C24 is the only grade expectable for all weight bearing walls, roof etc. Most of Europe and UK use Visual Graded C16, which is the bottom most part of the Visual Grade Scale. (Please ask your builder which grade he is thinking of using in your timber frame build).

Norwegians love to use sedum roofing out in the wilds, as this offers amazing insulation properties to the timber frame or Log Cabin dwellings and gives the building a natural feel, and also brings natural into the design, so it’s a plus, plus , plus!

Sedum roofing is a very heavy alternative to steal tiles, or shingles. All our timber frame buildings are built regardless if they are erected in Northern Norway or Essex with strength in every part of the construction.

If you are looking for a quality timber frame building-house-office-garage-park home-mobile-granny annex- etc, please give us a call or send us an email.

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Timber frame and Log Cabins

This Blog today is just to speak quickly about timber frame buildings and log cabins, and how they are greatly different.

There are quite a few agents/dealers in the UK- Europe that will offer you a log cabin, and call it a residential building. But the difference between the two is night and day.

A residential building, timber frame, is designed to be a 12-month a year dwelling. A single skin log cabin is not.

In certain countries where rainfall is minimal and the season is hot then very cold, then a single skin 220mm Scandinavian log cabin is great, but in some parts of Europe-UK where the weather is very damp, this kind of structure has its limitations due to rainfall.

When a company offers you a single skin log cabin say in 70mm solid timber and offers to clad the building inside, this still does not get around the moisture issue.

This year we have had hundreds of people call us and ask us if our twin skin log cabins (solid timber) will meet building regulations, and sat tests, etc, and the honest answer is yes, but we need to redesign the whole cabin. And we 9 times out of 10 ask them to look at the timber frame selection, which we have over one hundred designs in our gallery.

Timber frame is truly the only way to go if you are on a budget, and you are looking for super insulted building, which will also last the test of time.

Below are some photos of Timber Frame buildings we have manufactured and built.

If you are looking for a mobile home, Park Home, or a Quality Retreat, please give us a call.

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Mobile Homes from logcabins.lv

Mobile Homes, what are they really worth?

Here’s a challenge, go to eBay, put what ever mobile home you are thinking of buying, look at the price offered to you, and have a look at what a similar one 10 years old is worth and you will be horrified, We Were!!

What we noticed is that if you pay in 2005 £80.000, in 2015 it will be worth less than £20.000. This kind of depreciation is not what most companies write in their literature about safe investment, release equity, and blar, blar, blar!

Looking after our retired population tends to sway on defrauding them from their life’s hard earned earnings. It’s almost like the Sales reps from dreaded Spanish time share clan have invaded the Mobile Home Market! I know that sounds harsh, but building a Mobile Home under the caravan act BS 3632 and charging £80.000 is robbery, and anyone offering this kind of build quality, with that kind of price tag is running all the way to the bank skipping and laughing!

So what is the alternative, how can you keep your hard earned money in the bank, and purchase a quality Mobile home that is not manufactured under the dreaded BS 3632 awful, Caravan Mobile Home specification!

Simple, give us a call, or send us an email, once you see what kind of specification we offer, and the price tag attached, and how we can guarantee your purchase will hold its value, we will then ask you to ask which ever company you have been speaking to regarding buying a Mobile Home to give you a price on our specification! We are certain (1) they can’t manufacture to that specification,(2) and if by change they are able to offer something similar, their price will be double to ours!

We have been manufacturing timber frame houses, Kits, for more than 30 years, our specification on all dwelling homes, be them mobile homes or 2 storey timber frame apartments will out match, out grade, out price all others!!

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Bespoke Park Home-Timber Frame-Highly Insulated-Homes

Log cabins, garden timber offices, 1-2-3 bay timber garages, outhouses, nurseries, timber frame buildings, schools classrooms, granny annex, work rooms, workshops, art studio, residential structures, residential park homes, are all available in bespoke, custom designs. Unlike 99% of other companies we do not just bespoke wall sizes, ridge heights, positions of windows and doors, we also custom design the window and door sizes, shapes, and integrity. If you are looking for a door that must have toughened glass, just ask, if you would like a door to be wheelchair friendly, no problem.

The reason Log Cabins LV is so dominant in the cabin, timber frame market place is partly to due with the fact that we have the best dealer network worldwide; also we are very choosy about who becomes an LV dealer. If you do not see our trade mark shield on the dealers website and each cabin image, then they are not selling our products, if a company claims to sell our products, but you can not see our logo, please do not hesitate to send us an email or give us a call. Too many companies are already trying to claim they are part of our dealer network and that the cabin’s they are selling are LV. Please email us if you are in doubt. Attached are a few images of our new to come Passive Park Homes, we feel Park homes are poorly manufactured and over priced, so we now offering the market a quality Park Home Timber Frame Home which is massively insulated, with quality over sized, under priced, graded C24 timber frame work, which will make the rest of the industry run for cover!!

With the best windows and doors in the business, your bespoke park home will be the best it can be!

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Fully Insulated Residential Park Homes

When purchasing your Fully Insulated Residential Park Home, you must as we always say, ask for all the information, from floor to ceiling, and walls to windows and doors, not just what the company you are thinking of purchasing your residential park home supply. If the wording winterized comes up in their advertising, question this vigorously, also about timber thicknesses, and timber grades. This can be an awful task, but by asking all the right questions, you’ll get the Residential Building- Park Home of your dreams, as most park homes in the UK and Europe are constructed with a build code or similar to the dreaded BS 3632, this is a sink hole build code, which reminds us of time share! Pay a lot and get very, very little in return.

Our quality starts from the very fiber of the timber, which is the highest grade available, which is selected for your residential building, Park Home. We only use the best, and then we go even further by over sizing out timbers, insulation values and so much more! The only surprise you’ll get from our quality timber frame buildings is that you get your investment is safe.

Our new range of residential park homes will be way above building code, the euro 5 build code is very adequate in some ways, but it does not go far enough, so we have decided to beef that code up, by applying further insulation and triple glazed windows and doors, our aim is to make our residential park home timber frame units way, way above any code that may come into effect with in the next 10 years, this being the case, your investment is safe, as the building will need no further work carried out if thermal values change. Which are one-reason park homes loose their value so quickly.

Plus our ex works price to the customer will be a jaw dropping experience for all concerned in the industry and public, as many question will be asked why is a building 6.7m x 18.0 m costing 80 to 100.000 pounds when our price is half, and in Euros, and to a building specification that almost triples what is available on the market at present! So please watch this space…Please Send us an email or give us a call.

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Timber Frame Residential Park Home 3 Bedrooms 6.7m x 18.0m

Our residential timber frame park home buildings are not the average rubbish that is feed constantly to the public. Sorry for starting this blog attacking the establishment, but we truly believe the BS 3632 build code to which 99.9% of shed manufactures, or so called Park Home Manufactures abide by is truly not fit for purpose, and in the end you will see zero return on your investment of thousands of pounds / Euros as this build code is truly meant for only the manufacturer to earn from. The BS 3632 build code should be obsolete!

Timber Grading is just so immensely important where timber frame buildings-Park Homes-Glulam Log Cabins etc are concerned.

This 6.7 m x 18.0 m 3 bed residential Timber Frame Park Home is possibly the most sought after size in the industry, boasting 3 beds, 2 bathrooms, lounge, and kitchen, and other useful rooms.

We have a build team fully CIS registered, we are also have tradesmen’s that work part of our build team that offer all trades and are all registered tradesmen, Electric, Gas etc. Our Steel Sub frame is hand built, and absolute quality!

Attached are quite a few important photos, you will notice that all the timber on the panels are graded, and the grade is C24, 99.9% of companies use C16, which is the bottom end of grades, and the cheapest of timber, which does not seem to reflect in most companies prices.

More to follow….Do not settle for less!

 

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Park Home Manufacturers- And what you really get for your money! By log cabins LV ( Chapter 2 )

Dissecting Park Homes and what you really get for your Pound!

Today! The Floor!

We have surfed the web and have taken from 10 different Park Home manufacturers websites build statistics and an average size.

So lets begin!

Firstly the word, High Density 18mm seems to be used a lot to describe ( Chipboard ). We all use chip board, but it needs to be an impregnated and water proof, none of the Park Home Manufacturers stated this!

We then come to the Floor Joists, most companies stated that the size of their floor joists were all under 100mm x 50mm. they all stated they used stress graded timber, but did not state what grade!

Most use Polystyrene as insulation!

And 9/10 use some kind of breathable membrane which is fire and moisture retardant, to the BS 2782, the old and out dated British Standards again!

So sadly as we can see, the floor in most Park Homes sold in the UK is an absolute Joke!

Here is Our Floor..

  • 6 different internal floor finishes available
  • 22mmChipboard on top as the floor base
  • Segments consisting of 45x200mm c/c600 wooden balks; (Graded C24)
  • 200mm KNAUF insulation, and 3 other types of insulation available.
  • Water proof 12mm chipboard underneath;
  • Water Proof -Fire Retardant Membrane ( DuPont Tyvek )

As you can see, our specification of the floor is double compared to 9/10 Park Home Manufacturers. And our pricing is more than half that of all Park Home Manufacturers!

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Park Home Manufacturers- And what you really get for your money! By log cabins LV ( Chapter 1)

Logcabins.lv is one of the NEW!! leading lights in the manufacturing of Park Homes and Holiday Lodges, be it laminated logs, Solid log cabins or quality high spec, fully insulated timber frame!

What truly is a park home? Previously known in the industry as mobile homes, or the unsightly massed produced 4 berth caravans, Park homes have risen slightly in spec and quality levels since the 1990’s.

Your Park Homes should be an investment! securing thousands of pounds for the time you retire or when you need to go into full time care, or maybe leave a little something for the Kids, but really how much of your investment is safe when purchasing a Park Home?

Its quite easy to find out, just put into Google…….. Second Hand Park Homes, and you will be horrified how Park Homes drop in price. actually its staggering!! In 10 years your Park home that cost you 135.000 can be worth as little as 20.000 pounds-euros.

The question is why??? Why do Park Home Manufactures tell you that your investment is secure, but in reality it is not!

What amazes us is the way Park Home Manufactures tell our elderly and retiring about releasing equity from their property that does earn interest,  and purchasing a Park Home which sadly does not!

The Park Home Home market and the Park Homes for sale should be far more regulated than they are, as this industry is a multi Billion Pound affair.

Over the next few days we are going to high light what is wrong with this industry at length, and where Logcabins.LV will hopefully start setting standards that are so needed, and push this industry towards manufacturing better for less! Quality counts, lets forget what the pathetic guidelines are to manufacture a park home at present, and really look at how your park home should be manufactured  and the price you should be paying!

Your Park Home should be the best it can be, and we are going to show you what your investment should buy you!

I have been told off for attacking this market so aggressively, but after looking at whats on offer, and the prices attached, my blood boiled.

If we can not look after the elderly with respect and dignity, then we should not be in business.

Profit is one thing, theft is another!

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